LINGUIST List 4.1042

Sat 11 Dec 1993

Qs: Modality, German Translators, AI, Wampanoag

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  1. , Aspect & Modality
  2. Claire Smith, German Translators
  3. Sara Elo, Q: Contribution of AI to Cognitive Theory of Language Learning?
  4. , Q: Wampanoag/Algonkian refs

Message 1: Aspect & Modality

Date: Fri, 10 Dec 93 06:19:30 ESAspect & Modality
From: <FLCOLLENECUVM1.bitnet>
Subject: Aspect & Modality

I am currently working on a manuscript that involves a
study of modality in Brazilian Portuguese. As a result, the
distinction between 'aspectual' categories and those of
'modality' (cf. Palmer, 1986) are being blurred. Would
someone please tell me if, and where, I can obtain
literature/research that discusses the relationship between
'aspect' and 'modality'. Of course, please send your
suggestions to me. I will then post a summary to the
LINGUIST bulletin board for all to reference. Muito
obrigado e boas festas!

Joseph Collentine
East Carolina University
For. Langs. and Lits.

 FLCOLLENECUVM1
 FLCOLLENECUVM.CIS.ECU.EDU
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Message 2: German Translators

Date: Thu, 9 Dec 1993 10:22:33 -German Translators
From: Claire Smith <csmithepas.utoronto.ca>
Subject: German Translators

Does anyone know of any German translators (besides "Bi-directional
Translation German: The Language Assistant Series)?

E-dictionaries would also be of use.

Thanks.

Claire Smith
University of Toronto
E-mail: csmithepas.utoronto.ca
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Message 3: Q: Contribution of AI to Cognitive Theory of Language Learning?

Date: Fri, 10 Dec 93 13:43:58 -0Q: Contribution of AI to Cognitive Theory of Language Learning?
From: Sara Elo <elomedia.mit.edu>
Subject: Q: Contribution of AI to Cognitive Theory of Language Learning?


How much do you believe Artificial Intelligence research has been
able to clarify or offer a new point of view to the cognitive theories
of language learning? Are the necessary simplifications in modeling the
processing or acquisition of 'non-context-free' Natural Language by computer
too great to make contributions to the theory?
Have systems such as Terry Winograd's SHRDLU or Roger Schank's Conceptual
Dependency Representations (to name a few) been able to offer new insight
into not only natural language understanding but language acquisition?

Thank you for any ideas on the subject.
If you reply directly to me, I will collect and post the replies.

Sara Elo, Research Assistant, MIT media Laboratory
elomedia.mit.edu
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Message 4: Q: Wampanoag/Algonkian refs

Date: Fri, 10 Dec 93 16:12:51 -0Q: Wampanoag/Algonkian refs
From: <bnevinBBN.COM>
Subject: Q: Wampanoag/Algonkian refs

Can anyone provide references to descriptive works on Wampanoag and
(presuming that's sparsely documented) its closer congeners in Algonkian?
Please reply to bnbbn.com. (This will change to bnlightstream.com
in a week, but mail will be forwarded from bbn.com for a while.)

 Bruce
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